Students in leadership positions learn about brain tumors and gain real world experience in running a non-profit business while raising funds for brain tumor research. Beneficiaries of the money we raise are Barrow Neurological Institute, National Brain Tumor Society, Phoenix Childrens Hospital, Steele Childrens Research Center in Tucson, and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). With your help we can make a difference. The intent of our website is to further our objectives of disseminating information about this disease process, stimulating more widespread involvement within our community through donating, volunteering and participating in one or more of our events, and publicizing and promoting this exceptional student-run organization.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world..." Gandhi

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Philanthropic "Quotes"

  • “Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.”

  • “Social advance depends quite as much upon an increase in moral sensibility as it does upon a sense of duty.”

  • “We are responsible for the world in which we find ourselves, if only because we are the only sentient force that can change it.”



Brain Tumor News

  • Experimental brain cancer treatment offers family hope

    A new clinical trial in which cancer patients are given a chemotherapy drug delivered directly into their tumors is giving hope to people with a highly aggressive type of brain cancer.

  • Celldex Vaccine Rintega Reduces Death Risk From Brain Cancer: Study

    The vaccine, Rintega, which was designed to enable the immune system to recognize and fight against glioblastoma multiforme, was shown to improve the survival rate of patients who were given the vaccine along with Avastin by up to two years compared to patients who were just given Avastin.

  • New Boron Formulation May Improve Treatment of Brain Tumors

    A research team at Okayama University and Kinki University developed a boron-based compound (BSH) that accumulates in malignant cells rather than in healthy cells, which can be used in radiation therapy.

  • Nanocarriers may carry new hope for brain cancer therapy

    Berkeley Lab researchers develop nanoparticles that can carry therapeutics across the brain blood barrier - the network of blood vessels that allows essential nutrients to enter the brain but blocks the passage of other substances.

  • Fighting Brain Tumors with Targeted Chemotherapy

    Dr. Vogelbaum from the Cleveland Clinic and his team are studying a new tool that helps get chemotherapy past the brain's protective barrier, directly into brain tumors. The device is called a multi-port catheter and doctors are able to deliver medication through tiny tubes directly into the brain tumor.

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